La Union

Surfing in La Union

The first thing we deed when we woke up the next day is to head towards the beach. There were already some guys surfing as early as 6AM understandably because it’s not yet hot and the waves are just perfect.

This side of La Union is frequented by local and foreign surfing enthusiasts because of its waves. Many say that this surfing site is as good as that of Baler in Aurora. For the first timers, local surfing instructors are available for professional services. Surf boards are likewise available for rent.

The stretch of fine gray sand of Urbiztondo, San Juan is the most popular surfing site in La Union. La Union is about 6 hours away from Manila and public transfers are aviable 24/7.



From Manila, take any of the following buses, Dominion Bus Lines, Philippine Rabbit, Partas, Fariñas, Maria de Leon, Victory Liner, Florida, Genesis and Viron and get off in Urbiztondo and not in San Juan Town Proper. Just tell the bus driver that you will get off in Urbiztondo, San Juan.  Travel time is 5-6 hours.  From there, you can take tricycles or just walk to look for your accommodation or go straight to the beach on your left hand side.

4 replies »

  1. Surfing is concidered a ritual ceremony back thousands of years in Hawaii. Its the pacific islander’s way to conquer waves. 🙂 just random thoughts.

  2. And that’s my province though I am not from San Juan and haven’t tried surfing! haha… btw, your travel experiences are good and would definitely want to refer on your blog once I would have the luxury of time of wandering around the beautiful provinces of the country. ^^,

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